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#1 Ritteh

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Posted 29 June 2005 - 04:01 PM

Hi, I'm looking for some way to take a screenshot of a video without some odd distortions or just merely a black screen. I'm trying to take a shot of an .avi movie in Winamp or DivX. Much thanks to anyone who can tell me how to take a screenshot or give me a link to a program capable of doing so.

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Posted 29 June 2005 - 10:30 PM

Can you pause the movie and use the 'Print Screen' button to put the screen into the clipboard? Then you can paste it into your graphics program.

Alternatively your graphics program probably has a hotkey setup which allows screen capture e.g PainthShop Pro I've defined F11 as my capture key. Open PSP click on 'start capture' then minimise the program. Run the video or whatever then pressing F11 returns me to PSP with a new image of the screen at the time.

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Posted 30 June 2005 - 06:43 PM

Apparently, even pausing the video gives me the same black screen. I've searched and have been unable to find a screen-capture option in Adobe Photoshop CS2.

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Posted 30 June 2005 - 09:17 PM

Here's how to do it with Windows Media Player:

Open Windows Media Player.
At the top, click Tools.
Click Options.
Click the Performance tab.
At the bottom, under Video Acceleration, move the slider to None.
Click Apply.
Click OK.
Now, you should be able to take a screen shot of a video.
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Posted 30 June 2005 - 09:59 PM

Here's how to do it with Windows Media Player:

Open Windows Media Player.
At the top, click Tools.
Click Options.
Click the Performance tab.
At the bottom, under Video Acceleration, move the slider to None.
Click Apply.
Click OK.
Now, you should be able to take a screen shot of a video.

Ah, thanks. The last time I tried, WMP didn't play .avi's. Well, it's been a while...

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Posted 30 June 2005 - 10:15 PM

Ah, thanks. The last time I tried, WMP didn't play .avi's. Well, it's been a while...

You're quite welcome, Ritteh.
I use WMP 9, and have no problems with .avi's.
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